A victim of an alleged robbery stabbed one of his attackers who later died, a police source told St Lucia News Online (SNO) today, August, 4.
The source said the incident occurred on Thursday, July, 31 at about 10.30.p.m.
Remy Smith of Micoud, but residing at Bruceville, Vieux Fort, was heading home from work when he was allegedly attacked by three young men who attempted to rob him, the source said.
During the attack, one of the young men, Ain Mc Farlane, 25, of Bruceville was stabbed with an ice pick. He succumbed to his injury on Friday, August 1 at about 7:15 a.m. at St. Jude Hospital.
EARLIER REPORT – UPDATE: 50-year-old man in custody for VF homicide
POLICE PRESS RELEASE – Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Vieux Fort Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 25-year-old Ain Mc Farlane of Bruce Ville, Vieux Fort.
About 12:30 a.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014, officers received a report from medical personnel at St. Jude’s Hospital where an adult male was treated and admitted for a puncture wound to the chest area. Whilst at the said hospital, officers were informed that Mc Farlane had undergone surgery and is in a critical condition.
Approximately 7:00 a.m. that same morning, Mc Farlane succumbed to his injuries whilst admitted at the said hospital. Currently, a 50-year-old male is in police custody assisting with investigations.
A post mortem examination on the body of Mc Farlane is scheduled for a later date.